The Emmy-nominated piece done for CNBC’s magazine program, Business Nation. Anchor Tyler Mathisen was the on-camera correspondent for the program.
The story told the story of how an Atlanta businessman, Tom Cousins, took on the arduous task of transforming one of the worst housing projects in the country… and succeeded.
Warren Buffett happened to catch the program and has since joined with Cousins and Julian Robertson (of the Tiger Fund) to spread similar programs to multiple other cities under an umbrella called “Purpose Built Communities”. New Orleans is one of the cities and President Obama recently visited their project there.